The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, Hardback

The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl Hardback

3 out of 5 (2 ratings)


In the bestselling tradition of Sloan Crosley's I Was Told There'd Be Cake and Mindy Kaling's Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, a collection of humorous essays on what it's like to be unabashedly awkward in a world that regards introverts as hapless misfits, and black as cool.

My name is "J" and I'm awkward-and black. Someone once told me those were the two worst things anyone could be.

That someone was right. Where do I start? Being an introvert in a world that glorifies cool isn't easy.

But when Issa Rae, the creator of the Shorty Award-winning hit series "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl," is that introvert-whether she's navigating love, work, friendships, or "rapping"-it sure is entertaining.

Now, in this debut collection of essays written in her witty and self-deprecating voice, Rae covers everything from cybersexing in the early days of the Internet to deflecting unsolicited comments on weight gain, from navigating the perils of eating out alone and public displays of affection to learning to accept yourself-natural hair and all. A reflection on her own unique experiences as a cyber-pioneer yet universally appealing, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girlis a book no one-awkward or cool, black, white, or other-will want to miss.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Humour
  • ISBN: 9781476749051



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Although I could related to some of the experiences of the author, most of the time I read this I simply felt too old to relate.

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Reads like a collection of blog entries. Some are quite good, some are not as good, none are bad, all would benefit from not being read one after the other.